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Sharing the latest Assistive Technology news, tips, products, accessibility information and success stories with you. If you would like to contribute an article or share an upcoming event or activity, please use this link to Contact Us and  review the “Guidelines for Articles” post.


303, 2020

Guidelines for Article Submissions

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Want to share your articles, information and/or upcoming event? We would love to hear from you & include your contributions in the next CTTAP News e-newsletter and on our blog! Article Submission Guidelines are: One feature article of 1,200-2,000 words Several [...]

2805, 2021

The Connect to Tech Project Kicks Off!

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By Nicole Natale, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP, Senior Education Specialist, CREC Resource Group The CT Tech Act Project was awarded a grant as part of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center 2020 High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology [...]

2805, 2021

Getting Creative with AT Smart Technology for Virtual Demonstrations

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By Joanne Lambert, M.S. CCC/SLP, EASTCONN There is so much technology available today to support users who have physical disabilities. For some, either being able to see the numbers on a thermostat or having the motor dexterity to manipulate the [...]

2805, 2021

Stay Connected Program: Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities During COVID-19

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By Stacey Fulton, OTR/ATP, EASTCONN As the CT Tech Act Project embraces new grant initiatives, the Stay Connected program has also been in full swing. Stay Connected is a statewide program operated out of the Connecticut Department of Aging and [...]

2705, 2021

Most Requested Devices for Staying Connected in 2020

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By Kristopher Thompson, BAS, CAPS, Smart Technology Specialist, New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Social isolation is a serious public health problem, and something I have been focused on  during most of my time at NEAT. I have conducted many presentations [...]

1712, 2020

Samsung Galaxy Has an Instant and Powerful Impact for Stay Connected Program

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by Kristopher Thompson, NEAT, Smart Technology Specialist A few weeks ago, Independence Northwest reached out to me with an urgent referral for the “Stay Connected” program. The referral was for a woman who, like many facing social isolation during the [...]

1712, 2020

Amazon Echo Show Brings Caregiver Peace of Mind for Stay Connected Program

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by Amy Norton, EASTCONN Assistive Technology Specialist One of the best parts of working with consumers as part of “Stay Connected” is finding ways to help make life easier for people, especially during these trying times. I recently had the [...]

1712, 2020

Remote Training Allows Consumer to Stay Connected

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 by Jen Lortie, UCP Assistive Technology Specialist In mid-September, assistive technology specialists at UCP of Eastern CT worked with Connecticut resident Nancy Robertson through the “Stay Connected” program to provide her with computer training, so she could connect with her [...]

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